Maintain Your Investment
Maintain Your Investment
Maintain Your Investment
Maintain Your Investment
Innovation, attention to detail, the driving experience, design, history, engines… whatever your reason for choosing a BMW, all owners agree that the experience of driving a BMW is unique.
BMW’s are very versatile; you can take your kids to school without worrying about their safety, and once you drop them off, it becomes a joy-inducing sports car.
In order to keep your BMW functioning to factory standards, regular maintenance is paramount. We can help with that… our south Edmonton BMW repair shop provides a full range of BMW service and maintenance.
BMW Oil Service
For the optimal performance of a BMW engine, and to avoid major engine repairs, it’s recommended that the oil be changed every 5000-8000 km, based on the engine’s oil capacity, or whether the engine is turbo/non-turbo. Regular oil changes ensure your BMW’s oil does not lose important lubricating properties. Changing your BMW’s oil regularly can prolong the life of your engine, and can possibly save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
BMW Service FAQs
When you think you have found your dream BMW, a pre-purchase inspection is the best way to ensure your dream does not become a nightmare. A BMW pre-purchase inspection can save you a lot of money and frustration. Knowing what repairs might be needed allows you to make an informed purchase.
At EUROTEKK, we perform a thorough mechanical inspection as well as a test drive in order to determine the BMW’s condition. We indicate existing repair/maintenance issues, and also inform you about possible upcoming repairs. Costly problems can be identified during a pre-purchase inspection, such as suspension damage, hidden leaks, unusual engine/transmission/drivetrain noise, as well as fluids condition. We also advise you about the most common BMW periodic maintenance items you should be aware of.
EUROTEKK is a specialized BMW tuning center. We are sourcing the best products from the most reputable manufacturers in the USA and Europe. ECU tuning, turbocharger upgrades, superchargers, cold air intake systems, complete exhaust systems, performance brakes, and carbon fiber accessories are some of the options BMW automobiles can be performance-tuned with.
Communication is key for getting the desired results and that is why our approach is to always have a face to face meeting where the client explains the end results they are expecting; we can then advise as to what the best choice is for each individual case.
Tuning provides more joy for your BMW. Imagine yourself driving in the mountains and you need to make a pass – the extra available power will help you do so in a shorter time; in other words, more safely.
We use the latest equipment and tools, which are at the BMW service dealer level. We continuously invest in new diagnostic software and BMW specialized training in order to be able to provide the highest level of quality to our clients.
Yes, an appointment is the best way to ensure that your BMW is being allotted the right amount of time and that it is delivered on time. We can discuss the work that needs to be done and agree on the cost and duration in advance. Your BMW will receive great service, and be ready for pickup at the agreed period of time.
EUROTEKK can arrange a rental car for you, at a preferred rate. You are going to be picked up by the rental company (at our location) and driven to the rental car center to pick up your rental car. After your rental car is returned to the rental car center, you will be dropped off back at our shop by the rental company. Therefore, you don’t need any other form of transportation to and from the rental company.
This is always a safety concern. It could mean that at least one of your tires could be below the recommended inflation pressure. The first thing to do is to pull over in a safe place and check your tire pressure (all four tires). Take into account the BMW’s recommended pressure level (usually displayed on the door pillar, or sometimes on the door itself). If you are uncomfortable doing this, at least have a visual check to make sure a tire is not flat, then slowly drive to the nearest tire center to have your tires checked by a tire technician.
Fill your tires with the recommended tire pressure or, if your tires are damaged, have them replaced or repaired. The tire pressure light should automatically turn off when the tires have been inflated to their recommended pressure, and the tire monitoring system has been reset (read your BMW owner`s manual about how to reset the tire monitoring system). Please note: Not all BMW tires are equipped with TPMS sensors (they measure the tire pressure) – which are part of the tire valves.
The other type of BMW tire pressure system doesn’t have tire pressure sensors, instead, it uses ABS sensors, which read the RPM of each wheel. If the system reads that one wheel has a higher RPM, the tire pressure warning light comes on. This means that the tire is losing air, and will have a smaller radius from the center of the wheel to the ground, which causes that wheel to spin faster.
With the arrival of the cold season, tire pressure should be checked preventatively, as the pressure will lower because of the contraction of the air caused by the cold. A tire with low pressure (below the BMW recommended pressure) could lead to instability of the vehicle as the side wall of the tire will be too “soft” and allow too much side movement of the vehicle.
With the arrival of the summer, the process is reversed; the tire pressure will increase, as the air from the tires will expand. Then the tires will balloon. The remedy is to lower the tire pressure to the BMW recommended pressure(s). Please note: It’s always best to check the tire pressure after you have driven on the tires, this ensures the most accurate reading. Also, it’s best to measure your tire pressure in an outside environment.
During the winter, after your BMW spends the night in a warm garage, the tire pressure will read higher than when the vehicle is taken to be driven on the winter roads. This means that if you check your tire pressure in your warm garage in the morning before you go on a trip (to work, to the store etc) and you see the pressure is higher than usual, it’s because the air expanded in the warm environment of your garage. So you should not lower the pressure because soon it will lower itself, as a result of the outside cold environment (the air will contract and lower the pressure).
BMW Inspection 1
The BMW Inspection 1 Service covers the items which ensure the safety and functionality of your BMW.
- Check engine for oil leaks.
- Change engine oil and filter.
- Check transmission for leaks.
- Check differential(s)/transfer case for leaks.
- Visually check fuel tank, lines.
- Check exhaust system.
- Check power steering system for noise/leaks.
- Check rotors and thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
- Check brake lines and hoses for corrosion/cracks.
- Check steering for any play, condition of suspension tie rods, ball joints, steering linkage.
- Check control arm bushing.
- Check struts/shocks/springs.
- Check clutch hydraulic system.
- Check parking brake cables.
- Check tire pressures.
- Check condition of tires.
- Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
- Check coolant for its strength/level.
- Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir.
- Check windshield washer fluid level.
- Check antifreeze protection/level.
- Check climate control/HVAC system.
- Check rear defogger.
- Reset Service Indicator.
- Check battery.
- Check exterior and interior lighting system,
- Check instrument cluster illumination.
- Check wiper and washer systems, wiper blades.
- Check condition and function of safety belts.
- Lube hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
- Check operation of door locks.
- Replace cabin filter.
- Check rear view mirrors
- Check airbag.
Perform Road Test
- Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission
BMW Inspection 2
The BMW Inspection 2 Service includes the Inspection I Service with additional items such as differential/transmission gear oil change/ATF, fuel filter and air filter replacements, and spark plugs.
CBS (Condition Based Service)
BMW Conditional Based Service (CBS) was first introduced in the 2002 7 series BMW, now a standard feature on most new BMW’s. CBS is an evolution of BMW’s standard service indicator system. The benefit of the CBS is that the owner is more aware of the actual maintenance required.